We have an immediate and critical window of opportunity to make climate justice in Colorado a reality. In this moment, your voice is more important than ever. You can help pass Senate Bill 21-200 now by contacting your legislators and urging them to support this bill.
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When contacting your legislator, introduce yourself, your community/business/who you represent, and where you live. Feel free to incorporate the below talking points:
Why this matters:
- We have an immediate and critical window to reduce harmful pollution in Colorado and leave a livable planet for our children.
- Coloradans across the state are experiencing the impacts of the climate crisis—especially communities of color, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and communities living on lower incomes, who already face disproportionate levels of pollution and COVID-19.
- Despite the urgency of this crisis, Colorado is not on track to meet the science-based targets passed by the legislature in 2019 or reduce air pollution and other climate impacts that are hurting the health and wellbeing of communities.
- To truly be a leader on climate—and to make sure Colorado achieves its climate goals—we need to build on Governor Polis’ Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap.
What this bill does:
- SB 21-200 to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Increase Environmental Justice will set the governor’s climate goals into law, ensuring Colorado reduces pollution in line with the Climate Action Plan while protecting our communities, especially frontline communities most affected by pollution and the climate crisis.
- Specifically this bill:
- Builds on the sector-specific emission targets established in Governor Polis’ Roadmap and adopted by the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC);
- Establishes additional staff capacity at the AQCC to address environmental justice;
- Closes a loophole that lets polluters off the hook; and
- Sets specific rules for engaging communities who have historically been harmed by pollution.